But while the ingredients are the same, Ballard and Palahniuk bake at completely different temperatures. Unlike his British counterpart, who tends to cast his American protagonists in a chilly light, holding them close enough to dissect but far enough away to eliminate any possibility of kinship, Palahniuk isn't happy unless he's first-person front and center, completely entangled in the whole sordid mess. An intensely psychological novel that never runs the risk of becoming clinical, Fight Club is about both the dangers of loyalty and the dreaded weight of leadership, the desire to band together and the compulsion to head for the hills. In short, it's about the pride and horror of being an American, rendered in lethally swift prose. Fight Club's protagonist might occasionally become foggy about who he truly is (you'll see what I mean), but one thing is for certain: you're not likely to forget the book's author. Never mind Ballardesque. Palahniukian here we come! --Bob Michaels --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Something something rule one is don't summarize the the plot of Fight Club.
Anyway, if you've seen the film, you know what goes on in Chuck Palahniuk's best-known novel. Read more
Great book. Highly recommended read for anyone who enjoys social commentary.Published 1 month ago by Heather B
Very entertaining and funny, while being really thought provoking, if you enjoyed the movie then this book is a must readPublished 2 months ago by QDubs
I've always loved this book, and I needed to have it in a hardcopy. Fast shipping and perfect condition.Published 4 months ago by Adeline
Chuck best Novel ever I've read this book many times Original dark funny with a twist you won't see comingPublished 4 months ago by Phys
This is my favourite story of all time. I've never heard a story anything that I relate to so much, which is hard to believe because it's an odd story.Published 15 months ago by Shana
Saw the movie before reading the book. Even though the motion picture was great (brilliant some would say), as usual the book is so much better. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Christian Maranda